Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens
Seniors Training Seniors (Computer Classes)
Learn valuable computer skills and stay connected
Seniors Training Seniors offers computer classes for adults age 50+, taught by computer-savvy older volunteers. Peer trainers share their expertise and enthusiasm at a comfortable pace. Ample time and small class size allow seniors to learn in a safe and relaxed atmosphere, without intimidation. Participants can learn everything from beginning word processing and Internet skills, to e-mail and e-mail attachments, to advanced photo editing. One-on-one tutoring is also available. These skills have inspired many to connect with family members and friends across the country and around the world, and to seek encore careers (paid or unpaid). Use of volunteer instructors keeps program costs low. Fees are modest and classes are available in downtown, north, northeast and West Seattle. Check out:
"Seniors Training Seniors" Volunteers and Students Enjoy Learning, Connecting and Sharing.
Instructors and assistants
Computer-savvy persons age 50+ are encouraged to apply for volunteer instructor positions. Youth and younger adults are welcome to apply to serve as volunteer assistants.
Register for Spring Classes
For Job Seekers: Classes are being held April through June in MS Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, and File Management.
Personal Growth Classes include: Computer Basics, Basics Plus, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Book Publishing and Simplified Word Processing
The Seniors Training Seniors program coordinator interviews new students, and may schedule a hands-on skills assessment, to determine proper class placement. This ensures that the best possible use of time, for students and teachers, and the highest-quality instruction.
To register for computer classes or volunteer to teach computer classes, contact Patti-lyn Bell, Program Coordinator, at 206-684-0639.
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